Engage with one another, develop knowledge and skills, share expertise, and contribute to our community.


David Kading


 David is an experienced facilitator, consultant, and coach with nearly a decade of experience in team and leadership development. He currently works as a Senior OD Consultant at REI Systems, where he has the privilege of partnering with NASA in support of strategy, organization development, and as an executive coach.

David is passionate about working with others and understanding complex systems. He is skilled at bridging theory and practice within his work and blending experiential learning with data to achieve strong outcomes. He has earned his master’s degree in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management (ODKM) from George Mason University and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation.

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Elizabeth Scott, PhD

Elizabeth Scott, PhD is an organizational development consultant and founder of Brighter Strategies, LLC; building empowered organizations through the pursuit of best practices and continuous improvement initiatives. Dr. Scott’s firm utilizes a three-dimensional approach that focuses on your people, processes and overall performance.

Dr. Scott has provided training and consulting services...

Jennifer Manise

Jennifer Manise became the Executive Director for the Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding in February of 2010. 

Prior to joining the Longview Foundation, Ms. Manise worked at the Council of Chief State School Officers as the Director of Program Development and Operations and later as a consultant on strategic partnerships, international education, and education accountability and reporting.  

Ms. Manise has experience in philanthropy, executive nonprofit leadership, creating thriving boards, and pre-K-20 education policy and partnerships.  She serves on multiple non-profit boards. She is interested in helping organizations lead with dignity and respect for all they employ and serve.  

She serves on the CBODN board because she appreciates the power of networks and is fascinated by the intersection of OD and philanthropy.

Judy Rodgers

Board Member

Judy Rodgers is an executive and resilient leadership coach, organization consultant, and facilitator who brings a deep mindset of innovative thinking and practical approaches to leaders and organizations who want to succeed and thrive in the face of constant turbulence and change. Judy works with leaders to breakthrough barriers, envision possibilities, navigate change, and accomplish significant and challenging goals.

Marc Stoecher

Board Member

Marc Stoecker is a senior trainer with 20+ years of training experience. He received his Master’s degree in instructional design from George Mason University and has worked in various business and government environments. Marc is a certified professional Co-Active Coach through CTI (Coaches Training Institute), a certified Positive Intelligence Coach and is ICF accredited. He also serves on the CBODN Board, co-leads the Coaching Community of Practice, and is lead for the Coaching Partnership Committee.  His company, Prism of Purpose, Coaching and Training, LLC., offers business and life coaching services, and co-designs and develops soft skills, branding, coaching workshops and curriculum solutions.

Vanessa Viviano


Board Member

Vanessa is a passionate people-focused leader who aims to empower others to grow and develop to achieve their goals.  As an experienced facilitator, Vanessa collaborates with organizations and leaders to identify the areas of opportunity and partner together to develop a solution.

Vanessa's certifications include ATD’s DEI in Talent Development, Insights Discovery’s Client Practitioner, Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner, and is working on her ICF ACC Coaching Accreditation.

Vanessa joined the CBODN board to continue networking and learning from industry professionals. 


Karen Porterfield

Board Member

Karen Porterfield is an organization development and management consultant who uses methods both traditional (coaching, facilitation, and training) as well as non-traditional (mindfulness practices and systemic constellation work) to foster individual and organizational health and growth.  Prior to consulting, Karen worked in external affairs for not-for-profit organizations including The Phillips Collection, the National Building Museum, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Our Story

35 years of community building…..

The Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) emerged from a 1984 national Organization Development Network conference held in the Washington, DC metro area. CBODN founders were energized by their role in hosting the conference and committed to building a network that spans the communities around the Chesapeake Bay area, including Baltimore, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. We are honored that 35 years later we can help to carry forward the tradition for the next generation of OD practitioners. CBODN has the advantage of a unique and valuable combination of resources in the DC metro area: premier graduate OD programs whose faculty and students keep their fingers on the pulse of our field; a vast system of federal government agencies and related subcontracting, lobbying and other supporting organizations; headquarters to many corporations, associations and nonprofits; a hub of world-renowned OD consultants; and a global, diverse, highly educated population that benefits from the visibility of being in our nation’s capital. This rich, dynamic milieu has fostered the study, teaching and practice of OD in a spectacular way. CBODN is proud to hold the sole distinction of having twice received the Outstanding Regional OD Network Award from the OD Network. 

Our history continues with you. Be a part of our next chapter: Join now!

CBODN Founders
CBODN Presidents
Ralph Bales Chris Swisher2018  
Kari Fisher-Uman Lynn Orosco2016  2018
Denny Gallager

Rick Collier 2015 – 2016
Jane Gouveio

Deanna Larsen 2014 – 2015
Paul Hottle

Jessica Zucal 2013 – 2014
Gail Hughes

Jill Hinson 2012 – 2013
Bob Marshak

Phil Nimtz 2011 – 2012
Nedra Weinstein

Everett Marshall 2010 – 2011

Kathryn Gaines 2009 – 2010

Michelle Poche Flaherty 2008 – 2009

Laura Gramling 2007 – 2008

Laura Gramling 2006 – 2007

Mike Fandey 2005 – 2006

Laurie Reuben 2004 – 2005

Patricia Divecchio And Todd Erickson 2003 – 2004

James Alexander 2002 – 2003

Sharan Newman 2001 – 2002

Linda Smith 2000 – 2001

John McCall 1999 – 2000

Myrna Beol 1998

Betsy Hosteller 1997

Diane Hetherington 1996

Judy Lewis 1995

Sheila Haji 1994

Brenda Jones 1993

Peter Narlin 1992

Judith Leibowitz 1991

Judy Vogel 1989 – 1990

Nedra Weinstein 1988 – 1989

John Shannon 1987 – 1988

Ralph Bates 1985 – 1987
Note: from 1991 through 1998, CBODN operated on a calendar year. From 1984 through 1990 and again beginning in 1999, CBODN has operated on a fiscal year of July 1 – June 30.

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Who We Are

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) - is the premier DC Metro area network and community of practice of Organization Development (OD) practitioners. Founded in Chesapeake Bay, MD, our name still pays homage to our founders, and we are grateful for their brilliant minds and vital contributions to the field of OD.

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